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Madeleine“Gillian is the BEST! Not only is she a great tour guide- she is so knowledgable about history, geography, and folklore- but she had an awesome personality and great taste in music. It was a great tour because you get to see everything, all the tourist spot...“

Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
16
AGE RANGE
18-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Award winning tours of the Scottish Highlands
  • Passionate, local Scottish guides
  • Operating since 1993
  • Trips to suit all budgets and timeframes

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that ...

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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452 Haggis Adventures Reviews

Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
0%
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • MB
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 22, 2018
    I loved the tour!! Our guide was fantastic: very knowledgable, attentive and punctual. I learned so much about the areas we visited and was blessed with great w…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Meradith, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our tour so much and that our amazing guides and the great weather did their part in making it such a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on tour one day. All the best, Jonathon
  • D
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 22, 2018
    Caitlin was an amazing guide, and so were Ian and Fiona who were training. We were really lucky to have three. You could really see how Caitlin is passionate ab…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Danae, thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled our guides did their best to make sure you had such a great time with us! We hope to see you on tour again soon. All the best, Jonathon
  • R
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 21, 2018
    First of, I want to mention that we were most likely extremely fortunate to be there still in low season, as we had three fantastic guides; Caitlin as our leade…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hey Regina! Thank you for such a fantastic review. We are over the moon that you thought so highly of our tour and that our amazing guides went the extra mile to ensure it was an experience you will never forget. We look forward to welcoming you back on tour with us! All the best, Jonathon
  •  reviewer 4
    Highland Fling
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 21, 2018
    Our guide and her two trainee’s where fantastic! They really made the trip. Caitlin went out of her way to make it extra special! The five days just flew by an…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Kyle, we're thrilled that you had such a great time on tour with our amazing guides. We look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Jonathon
  •  reviewer 5
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 19, 2018
    Gill and Jemma were both amazing tourguides, delighting us with little tidbits of Scottish history intermingled with myths, legends and tales of the faerie worl…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Valerie, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with Gill and Jemma. They know so much about their home country's history and legends, hopefully you can come back on tour with us for even more stories about fairies! All the best, Stephanie
  •  reviewer 6
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 14, 2018
    …xcitement. I would highly recommend this five-day Highland Fling and Haggis Adventures.
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Eamon, I am so pleased you took the time to leave us such a great review. Kirsty and Iain are fantastic and they will be excited to hear you enjoyed your tour so much. They work hard to make sure you are having a memorable experience and love to share their local knowledge with guests. Scotland has a wealth of history and legends which makes for some very entertaining stories, and both Kirsty and Iain love local music! Hopefully you can return for another adventure with us soon. Kind regards, Stephanie
  • L
    Compass Buster
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 10, 2018
    Amazing 10 day tour. Yvonne was a fantastic guide!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Liam, Yvonne will be so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour so much. Hopefully you can come back again for another adventure with us! Hope to see you soon, Stephanie
  • E
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 7, 2018
    …oved all the stories that were told and I will be highly recommending Haggis Adventures to my family and friends and will definitely have to do th…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hello Emily, thank you for your lovely review! We are incredibly happy that you enjoyed our tour and look forward to welcoming you on board for more fun adventures with us again! Kind regards, Jonathon
  • L
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 6, 2018
    …table and clean. We had a great trip and would definitely recommend a Haggis tour to singles and couples.
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hey Lisa, thanks for such an incredible review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our tour and that our amazing guide Kirsty, our off the beaten track itinerary and our comfortable buses helped make the tour such a great experience. We hope to see you back on board soon! Best, Jonathon
  • M
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 4, 2018
    Gillian is the BEST! Not only is she a great tour guide- she is so knowledgable about history, geography, and folklore- but she had an awesome personality and g…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Madeleine, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our spectacular country, incredible tour and the stories of our amazing guide Gillian so much. We can't promise the extra holiday days but she'll receive bundles of praise and a pat on the back from us! We hope to see you back on tour soon! Regards, Jonathon.

About Haggis Adventures

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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Why Haggis Adventures

Tours By Travelers

Having been travelers before, Haggis Adventures understands what makes a truly memorable trip. For this reason, they do everything they can to make sure that you end up loving their homeland as much as they do - and it is their backyard after all, so they know it best!

Continuous Improvement

While constantly striving to make sure that each trip they run is the best they have run yet, they know that traveling with like-minded people makes the trip better for everyone. Haggis Adventures has won multiple awards over the years, and they do this by getting out there and trying new things, discovering new places and helping you to enjoy the time you spend on the road.

Haggis Adventures Benefits

Legendary Staff

As Haggis says, their staff are “legendary” - full of energy, motivated, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. This is just one of the reasons to travel with Haggis, which means that you will get the benefit of having a local show you around and give you the insider info.

Expert Local Knowledge

By having this local knowledge, paired with their experience as travelers, it means that you will have the choice to spend your money how you want to. If there is a paid attraction that they stop at, there will also be a free alternative. The accommodation is guaranteed on all trips, with Haggis reserving your bed and you can “Pay as you go”, otherwise there is the option to pre pay with a bundle before you even depart. Where possible, Haggis will also try to offer a private room upgrade when available.

Comfortable and Affordable

Just because you are traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you should be uncomfortable; this is why Haggis use the latest model Mercedes Benz coaches, with low emission engines, so you can travel knowing that you’re doing it in an eco-friendly way. Getting off the beaten track is easy, and with the Haggis coaches, comfort and safety are not compromised.

Haggis Adventures Guides

  • "I’m a passionate Scot who absolutely loves their country. I love travelling and meeting new people…"
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Haggis Adventures Story & History

Haggis was formed back in 1993 by a team of Scots, who were looking to create a backpacker travel company like no other. They wanted to create fully guided trips that allowed young travelers to discover Scotland, with experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

They understand that traveling to a new country is made special by the culture, history, myths, and food that make that country special. By having a local guide bring these elements to life, Haggis has grown in size for more than two decades, to become the award winning tour company that they are today. Through word of mouth recommendations from one traveler to another, as well as the awards they have won, Haggis has built its well-known reputation over the years to form the tour company they are today.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does Haggis offer student discounts?

    Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.

  • Is tipping compulsory on the tour?

    No, tipping is not compulsory. Haggis leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.

  • Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?

    No, Haggis does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel. Edinburgh Waverley and London Victoria train stations also have secure storage facilities.

  • What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?

    Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.

  • Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?

    Since there are sometimes more than one departure per day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.

  • Are there solo travellers on the tour?

    Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.

  • How much time is spent off the bus everyday?

    There is lots of time spent for exploration. Haggis will takes you on guided walks to explore castles, recount local myths, legends, a few tall tales and explain the regions' often tumultuous history.

  • What is the age restrictions of the tour?

    Majority of Haggis travellers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 17 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.

  • Is it possible to be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Haggis office?

    The pick up and drop off point is only the Haggis office. This ensures the day is not compromised by running around the city. Most hostels are walking distance to the office. Likewise, the bus and train station are a few minutes walk and the airport has frequent and cheap transport from the city centre.

  • What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?

    Edinburgh: The Haggis office opens at 7.45AM. Please check individual itinerary pages for tour departure and return times.
    London: The office opens at 7.00AM and tours depart at 7.15AM. Tours usually get back in to London at 6.30PM although this is dependent on traffic and weather.